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Rural Soc

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Social Classes
Upper crust
beltway bloomers
new homesteaders
blue highways
multi-culti mosaic
low rise living
upper crust
over 200,000
wealthiest lifestyle in america
over 55 yrs old
beltway bloomers
40's and 50's
post war baby boomers
college educated
upper middle class
kid centered
new homesteaders
young/middle class
white collar
comfortable,child centered
blue highways
lower middle class
live in isolates tows and farmsteads
men enjoy hunting and fishing
love country music
women enjoy sewing and crafts
multi-culti-mosaic
1/4 and foreign born
1st generation americans
very diverse
low rise living
economically challenged
young diverse single parents
stratification
the process by which positions( status) in a society are arranged from layers from top to bottom with inequality
types of stratification
slavery, castes, social class
things that determine social class
wealth, income, who you know (relationship to power)
upper class/capitalist (1-2%)
old money= top half
new money=bottom half
top executives
heirs to large estates
upper middle class
post graduate education
professionals and managers
conspicuous consumption (show off money)
lower middle class
high school/ undergraduate college
mainstream america
more susceptible to economic dislocation (job loss)
working class
unskilled blue and white collar workers
high school
lower class/ under class
mobility based poverty
"survival mode"
number of farms
decreased over the decades
6.4 to 2.2 million
farm
any place with sales ≥1000$ G.P
number of people fed by a farm
increased
agriculture
decrease as society moves to Info Tech
amount of farming
unchanged, remains 41%
amount of farms family owned
90%
growing concentrations
increase percentage of food provided by smaller number of farms
impact of concentration on rural
loss of pop
loss of business
decrease of property tax base
increase consolidation of rural community
demographics of farmers
OLD 55.3 = avg
connection to agri
increasingly remote for most americans
counter-reaction to trends in Agri
alternative agriculture
community food groups/gardens
fresh food markets
differential association
people we associate with
differential opportunity
where we live/grow up
strain
taught goals but denied opportunities
characteristics
pop turnover
poverty
drug production
proximity to urban areas